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Alex the Parrot
A parrot named Alex was subject of a 30-year experiment. His last words to his caretaker were: "You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you."
If you die in Amsterdam with no next of kin and no-one to attend your funeral, a poet will write a poem for you and recite it at your funeral.
Dogs can detect sadness in humans and often attempt to make their owners happy by initiating cuddling.
When Koko, the gorilla famous for knowing sign language, was asked where gorillas go after death, she responded by signing “Comfortable hole, bye.”
In 1918, a homing pigeon saved over 190 American soldiers by delivering a message to nearby support despite having been shot through the breast, blinded in one eye, covered in blood, and with a leg hanging on by just a tendon.
When Washoe, the first chimp to use sign language, was told that her caretaker's baby had died, she signed "CRY."
In 2006, a woman was found in her London flat, skeletonized, after 3 years of being dead – with the TV still running.
When the "Elephant Whisperer" Lawrence Anthony died, a whole herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him.